President Muhammadu Buhari has been chairing the 31st virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting, at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha physically attended the meeting, which started at 10:00 am.
The six ministers who physically attended the meeting are those of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo and the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Agba.
The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, and other Ministers are participating in the weekly council meeting from their various offices in Abuja.
Before the commencement of the day’s proceedings, cabinet members observed a minute silence in honor of former Ministers, Alhaji Dauda Birma, Alhaji Mohammadu Gambo Jimeta, and Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim.
The late Birma, who served as Minister of Education from 1997 to 1998, died on 5th January, 2021, aged 80.
Jimeta, who died on the 21st of January, at the age of 83, was the Minister of Agriculture from 1995-1997, he was also the Inspector General of Police and the National Security Adviser at various times.
While Abdullahi Ibrahim was the Minister of Education, Science, and Technology, as well as Transportation and Aviation, between 1984 and 1985 when President Buhari was the military Head of State.
Ibrahim, who was the first Northern Lawyer to attain the position of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, died on Sunday 24th January at the age of 84.